Blossoms of Light is sold out Dec. 14, 15, and 21-23. See our ticketing calendar for a list of sold out dates and times. 
See the early closures during Blossoms of Light and Santa's Village.

Pygmy Sundew, Drosera paleacea

Plant Predators: Adhesive Traps

December 7, 2018 | Tamara Kilbane
In part two of this series, we talked about carnivorous plants that use passive traps to catch insects and other small prey. Next, we cover the third and final trapping mechanism used by predatory plants — adhesive traps. These traps can be divided further into the following categories: flypaper,...Learn more
latycerium bifurcatum, or staghorn fern, in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

December Walking Tour – Epiphytes in the Tropical Conservatory

December 3, 2018 | Scott Preusser
From the moment your lungs take in that first breath of warm, comforting and humid air you know you have entered the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory. The Tropical Conservatory is home to over 550 species of plants spanning 306 genera from 87 plant families from all over the world. You have...Learn more
Santa's Village at Chatfield Farms

Santa Sets Up Shop at Chatfield Farms

November 29, 2018 | Natalie Long
Santa has made his home at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. Come meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and his reindeer; see thousands of lights; make a holiday craft and more at this year’s Santa’s Village ! If having a memorable Christmas experience is on your December to-do list, we have you covered...Learn more
Sensory Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens

Therapeutic Horticulture at the Gardens

November 27, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
As a resident of the Denver area for most of my life, it was a true gift to experience my internship in Horticultural Therapy (HT) at Denver Botanic Gardens, a place that has always inspired magic in me. Working in the garden has always been a healing experience for me, and sharing that with others...Learn more
Blossoms of Light

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Blossoms of Light!

November 21, 2018 | Special Events
The trees are trimmed, the halls are decked: on Friday night, we open Blossoms of Light™ , and we couldn’t be more excited about this year’s display. With new features and more lights than ever before, we think even the most seasoned holiday visitor will walk away in amazement. As the event gains...Learn more
Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory

Top Six Reasons to Take a Tour at the Gardens

November 18, 2018 | Karina Nabors
By taking a tour, you can: Learn something: Gardens staff and docents share their knowledge of our plant collections, natural history, art and architecture. Let their enthusiasm and passion inspire you. Spend quality time: A Gardens tour is the perfect opportunity to gather family, friends or...Learn more
Jocelyn helping in the water gardens

My Newfound Confidence

November 15, 2018 | Horticulture Intern
My name is Jocelyn Schilling, and I have been a groundskeeper here at Denver Botanic Gardens for six months now. My main duties are using the leaf blower to clear the pathways as well as sweeping, raking and other things to keep the Gardens clean. I have Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of high-...Learn more
Winter Gift Market

Behind-the-Scenes: Guild Vinegars at Winter Gift Market

November 12, 2018 | Special Events
Each November, the Gardens turns into a festive holiday shopping extravaganza at Winter Gift Market . One of the longest-running events at the Gardens, Winter Gift Market attracts dozens of artisans selling their wares and thousands of visitors looking to buy them. Though the vendors and products...Learn more
Pinus bungeana, or the lacebark pine

November Walking Tour – Interesting Bark

November 8, 2018 | Brien Darby
Visiting the Gardens in the fall is the perfect time to admire the tree bark that is so often overshadowed by leaves and flowers during the growing season. That being said, my first recommendation happens to be the bark of an evergreen tree, Pinus bungeana, or the lacebark pine. This tree, much...Learn more
Deer Creek

Hildebrand Ranch: History & Restoration

November 5, 2018 | Research & Conservation
In the 1860s, pioneers settled on the land next to Deer Creek in what is now Littleton. The stream provided the settlers with the only water around for miles. Frank Hildebrand bought a log cabin and a large piece of land where he and his family constructed barns and other structures for their...Learn more
Blossoms of Light

Light Up Your Life

November 2, 2018 | Megan Kuehn
Marry Me! A romantic evening at Blossoms of Light is the perfect time to pop the question. Can you imagine a more magical way to start your happily ever after than above the crowds on a secluded rooftop surrounded by a sea of lights? Our engagement packages are bigger and better this year—just like...Learn more
Heliamphora heterodoxa x minor

Plant Predators: Passive Traps

October 31, 2018 | Tamara Kilbane
In part one of this series, we talked about carnivorous plants that use active traps to capture their prey. Next, we cover another trapping mechanism used by multiple species of predatory plants: passive traps. While the active traps of Venus flytraps, waterwheel and bladderworts capture insects by...Learn more

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